- I bought a pair of Hurley Phantom Sandals after walking one too many miles in my havaianas. The difference is incredible. They are a bit pricey for a pair of flip flops, but if you are doing a lot of walking I highly recommend these. They feel like a Nike sneaker with a sturdy sole and arch support. *Mine are black and white*
- I bought this baggu shark tote for $10 before I left San Francisco. It is my every day beach bag. I can easily fit everything I need for the day into it. The best part is after a day at the beach I can just flip it inside out and get all the sand out. Light weight and very durable. $10 well spent!
- Sun Bum sunscreen. Ok Ok. I'm a sucker for nice packaging, but this stuff also smells amazing and is good for your skin. A lot of sunscreens are filled with too many chemicals. Although Sun Bum isn't 100% natural, they are made with better ingredients than most sunscreens sold in your every day store. I bought this off of amazon (because it sells on the beach for double the cost).
- Longan Berry. Cat and I bought these at a fruit stand on the North shore and were instantly obsessed. They are similar to a Lychee in texture, but they have a sweeter taste, almost like a grape. I found a farmers market near us that sells them and we bring them for a beach snack. I also froze a couple just to see how they would taste... YUM!
Stromae. I feel I'm late in discovering this European talent, but better late than never. When I find something musically that I like, I become seriously obsessed with it. I've been youtubing a lot of his live performances, and all it is doing is making me more in love with his music. This song in particular is my jam
Another thing I'm late to the party for is Broad City. I think I might have had my head too lost in Game of Thrones to check this out when I kept hearing the name everywhere I turned. Cat and I watched the first season in a couple of nights and we were laughing so hard, like, cackling.
I am 2 weeks in with doing pilates every day and it is the first workout I can honestly say I've ever liked. I actually love it. I feel like part of me loving it so much comes from not putting any pressure on myself for some overnight magic to happen. I love it because it's helping my body heal and get stronger. I love it because I feel better after I do it. Before I came on this trip I was going to physical therapy every week to try and get my back and pelvis back to normal. I also have a lot of sciatic pain and doing pilates every day is helping with it a lot. I'm just doing beginner videos on youtube right now, starting slow. But every day I feel better and actually look forward to my workout. It's playing a nice part in my mind, body, soul reboot that I'm on. When I get back to the city I hope to find a class to join and make it a part of my new routine.